When the sun’s shining, there are few places in Milan as well-suited to worshipping at the altar of good weather, great food and beautiful people than Ceresio 7. For starters, this beautiful grown-up playground offers two rooftop pools with 360° views out across Italy’s fashion and commercial capital, and a bar that knows how to shake a damn fine cocktail. Whether you’re a classic cocktail drinker who’s partial to an Old Fashioned or a more adventurous imbiber keen to try one of Cerisio’s concoctions, just make sure you have one in your hand as the sun sets. When in Milan, it’s veering on criminal not to partake in the aperitivo ritual.
The folks at fashion and design label Dsquared, the ones responsible for the glamorous Ceresio 7, also thought to include a restaurant when they were plotting what to use their headquarters’ rooftop for. Just head inside from the bright, glamorous pool area and you’ll find it; decorated in subdued, chic shades of dusky blues and tawny greys, the calm colours are offset by burnished brass accents, chunky 1930s-style lamps, and a stylishly chaotic collection of framed pictures on the walls.
Also offering views out over the skyline punctuated by Milanese high-rises, the restaurant is a great place to grab a plate of Lobster Linguine, Beef Tartare with anchovies and black truffle or Crudo di Mare (a selection of raw fish served with olive oil, lemon juice and soy) after enjoying the sun out by the pools. Or, of course, a sugary, caffeine-enhanced jolt of Tiramisù. Whatever you’re in the mood for you’re bound to leave satisfied after a meal at Ceresio 7; Executive Chef Elio Sironi knows how to throw together a vibrant menu rooted in the fine Italian tradition.